ASHM-B664F5: 17th century copper-alloy farthing trade token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: ASHM-B664F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete but worn post-medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token, issued by Abdiah Martin of Guildford (Surrey) dated 1664. Williamson no. 114 (Surrey). Ref: Dickinson 1986:211.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1664
Date to: Exactly AD 1664

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr. John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD629

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Woolpack
Obverse inscription: *ABDIAH MARTIN 1664
Reverse description: Castle
Reverse inscription: *IN GU[...]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Sparsholt (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3487
Four figure Latitude: 51.58084091
Four figure longitude: -1.51071582
1:25K map: SU3487
1:10K map: SU38NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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